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Astronomy Photos

Snow Moon over Edmonton
Feb 18, 2011
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Harvest Moon
Sep 23, 2010
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Crescent Moon over Muttart
June 16, 2010
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Crescent Moon with Friends
April 16, 2010
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Hunter's Moon over the Promenade
November 3, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Planet Triplet & Crescent Moon
October 16, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Harvest Moon
October 2, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
28 Day Old Moon
September 17, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Fruit Moon
September 4-5, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Thunder Moon
July 7, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Moon Pleiades Mercury
April 26, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Dark Sky vs City Sky
March 23, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi © Luca Vanzella
Canon 10D © Alister Ling
Lenten Moon
March 10, 2009
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Frowny Face
December 1, 2008
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Full Moon Rising over Campus
October 14, 2008
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Full Moon Rising (Free Fuse Stereo Pair)
September 15, 2008
Canon Digital Rebel XTi © Luca Vanzella
Canon 10D © Alister Ling
33 Hour Moon
June 4, 2008
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Crescent Moon near the Pleiades
April 8, 2008
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Hunter's Moon Over Edmonton
October 25, 2007
Canon Digital Rebel XTi, 120mm, f5.6, 1/100 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Harvest Moon Over Edmonton
September 24-26, 2007
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
© Luca Vanzella
Total Lunar Eclipse
August 28, 2007
Canon Digital Rebel XTi, 53mm, f5.6, 4 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Eclipsed Moon
October 27, 2004
Canon EOS 1D, 600mm, f5.6
© Luca Vanzella
Full Moon Rising
October 27, 2004
Canon EOS 1D,  300mm, f2.8
© Luca Vanzella
Full Moon Rising
September 28, 2004
Fuji Superia 400 Extra, 600mm, f5.6, 1/4 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
2003 Total Lunar Eclipse Total Lunar Eclipse
November 8, 2003
Excellent eclipse, great weather, some camera problems. A gallery of shots.
© Luca Vanzella
First Quarter Moon First Quarter Moon
September 3, 2003, 22:10 MDT
Canon S230 afocal on Celestron NexStar 114GT

© Luca Vanzella
5 Naked Eye Planets 5 Naked Eye Planets
May 7, 2002
A great planetary alignment but a tough photo due to varying brightness.
Fuji Superia 800, 28mm, f2.8, 2 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Moon & Skyline Moon & Skyline
March 26, 2001
Thin crescent with earthshine above Alberta Legislature
Fuji Superia 400, 210mm, f4, 4 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Solar Eclipse July 2000 Unfiltered Partial Solar Eclipse
July 30, 2000
An unfiltered shot at very high speed.
Fuji SG 100, 600mm, f32, 1/4000 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Solar Eclipse July 2000 Filtered Partial Solar Eclipse
July 30, 2000
Combined shot using layer masking.
Fujichrome Velvia 50, 300mm, f16, 1/1000 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Solar Eclipse December 2000 Partial Solar Eclipse
December 25, 2000
It was kind of cloudy so I made a montage.
Fuji Superia 800.
© Luca Vanzella
Partial Lunar Eclipse Lunar Eclipse
January 20, 2000
We had clear skies for the entire event!
Fuji 800 Pro Press, 600mm, f5.6, 1 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Hale Bopp 2 Comet Hale-Bopp
March 28, 1997
Caught the comet again a few days later.
Fuji 800, 50mm, f1.4, 30 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Hale Bopp 1 Comet Hale-Bopp
March 23, 1997
Photo taken near mid-eclipse during a partial lunar eclipse.
Fuji 800, 50mm f2.8, 20 sec.
© Luca Vanzella
Aurora Gallery Aurora Gallery
December, 1981
A memorable aurora.
Kodachrome 100.
© Luca Vanzella

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Minutes in the Shadow Total Solar Eclipse Time
Salloum, Egypt March 29, 2006
3:56
ms Veendam, Caribbean Sea  February 26, 1998 
3:15
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico July 11, 1991
6:50
Brandon, Manitoba February 26, 1979
2:51
Total  
  16:52

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Total Solar Eclipse Expeditions
(Click on the Thumbnails for Full Size Pictures)

March 29, 2006
Relaxing in Egypt.
© Luca Vanzella

Corona at totality.
© Luca Vanzella

First Diamond Ring.
© Luca Vanzella
February 26, 1998 Caribbean Eclipse
Luxuriating on the Caribbean.
© Kathryn Vanzella
Jeff Eclipse
Video frame of diamond ring.
© Jeff Wilkins
Larry Eclipse
Inner corona at totality.
© Larry Shore
July 11, 1991 Baja Eclipse
Roasting on a hill in Mexico.
© Kathryn Vanzella
Luca Corona
Outer corona at totality.
© Luca Vanzella
Luca Prominence
Inner corona at totality.
© Luca Vanzella
February 26, 1979
Driving to Brandon MB.
Luca Vanzella
Brandon Eclipse
Freezing in a parking lot in Manitoba.
© Jeff Williams
Bill Eclipse
Corona at totality.
© Bill Zaffiri
Luca Partial
Partial Phase.
© Luca Vanzella

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Venus Transit Expeditions

June 8, 2004
Transito da Catania,
Sicilia.
© Luca Vanzella

Second Contact.
© Luca Vanzella

Mid-Transit
© Luca Vanzella

Third Contact.
© Luca Vanzella

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Daytime Sky Photos

Crepuscular Rays Over Venice
May 21, 2004
From the Ponte Academmia.
Canon S230
© Luca Vanzella
The Earth's Shadow Earth's Shadow
November 8, 2003
Caught the Earth's shadow while waiting for the total lunar eclipse.
Fuji Superia 800, 70-210mm @70mm
© Luca Vanzella
Mammatus Clouds Panorama Mammatus Clouds at Commonwealth Stadium
July 16, 2003
Canon S230
© Luca Vanzella
Mammatus Clouds Closeup Mammatus Clouds Closeup
July 16, 2003
Canon S230
© Luca Vanzella
Double Rainbow Double Rainbow over Commonwealth Stadium
July 16, 2003
Canon S230
© Luca Vanzella
Moon Over Tory Moon over Tory Building
July 9, 2003
Canon S230
© Luca Vanzella
The Glory Over Kentucky The Glory Over Kentucky
January 7, 2003
A gallery of shots from 28,000 feet.
© Luca Vanzella
The Heiligenschein The Heiligenschein
2001
The holy light on the golf course.
Kathryn Vanzella
Typical Alberta Sunset Sunset from Highway 2
2001
A typical sunset in Alberta.
© Luca Vanzella
A Neat Cloud A Neat Cloud from Highway 2
1999
© Luca Vanzella

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Miscellaneous Photos

Me and Ed
September 30, 2007
This is Apollo 14 astronaut Ed Mitchell and I at a screening of
The Wonder Of It All
.
Canon 600SD
© Luca Vanzella
My Scope My Scope
August 31, 2003 02:06:00 MDT
This is my scope in red light.
Canon S230
© Luca Vanzella
North Lit Clouds North Lit Clouds
June 26, 2003 23:38:39 MDT
The white lighting on the left side of the cloud is from the evening sky glow in NNW sky. The yellow-orange glow on the rest of the cloud (and the house) is from Edmonton street lights.
Canon S230, ISO 50, F2.8, 2 sec
© Luca Vanzella

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Astronomy Links

APOD
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Learn about astronomy and get cool wallpapers.
Sky & Telescope
Sky & Telescope
What's up in the sky? Use their interactive sky chart.
HST
Latest Hubble Space Telescope Pictures
Even cooler wallpapers.
Heavens Above
Heavens Above
Info on ISS, Satellites & Iridium Flares
SETI@Home
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home
Put spare cpu cycles to an interesting use.
RASC Edmonton
RASC Edmonton
The local astronomy club.

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